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Dickov: We can take positives

23 September 2012

Oldham boss Paul Dickov has urged his players to take the positives out of their 1-0 defeat at Brentford.

The former Manchester City striker was beaten for the third time in as many meetings by his former team-mate and now Bees manager Uwe Rosler. But he insisted there were plenty of plus points to take from the performance at Griffin Park, which ended with his side laying siege to the home goal.

"We're finding points hard to come by, but we have to take heart from a performance like that when I thought we definitely deserved at least a point," he said. "At the end we looked a real threat and but for their keeper making an unbelievable save, we would have taken at least a point."

In reality Brentford should have been out of sight before half-time, defender Tony Craig and Clayton Donaldson squandering clear-cut chances to head their side into the lead.

Adam Forshaw's first ever league goal since his summer move from Everton sealed the points in a game that ebbed and flowed.

The midfielder coolly slid home from the edge of the box after 17 minutes after Harry Forrester had cut in from the left.

The midfielder fed Farid El Alagui who touched into the path of Forshaw who slotted home into the far corner.

Donaldson could have made it two moments later but sliced his header wide, before Tony Craig somehow headed over with the goal gaping.

Brentford boss Rosler said: "I'm pleased with all my strikers but as a team we need to be far more clinical. We created 15 chances and scored once.

"The next few games will decide whether we stay in the top six or eight or drift away and then have to play catch up later in the season."


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